Sabi Sands

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

‘Awaken to the Sound of Lions Roaring’

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is the kind of exquisitely luxurious safari experience that most people can only dream of. Situated close to the Sabie River in the beautiful confines of the Lion Sands game Reserve, Ivory Lodge has it all when it comes to its setting. Panoramic views of the bushveld, close proximity to the wild animals of Africa and sunrises and sunsets to die for. In between heading off into the bush for game drives or bush walks, guests can take advantage of their super-luxurious suites and maybe take a dip in their own private pool as they look out over the African bush.

In Our Opinion

‘New heights of luxury have been reached deep in the African bush. A truly decadent safari experience, perfect for adults who want a touch of the wild with their comfort.’

There is no designated on-site restaurant in the traditional sense of the word at Lion Sands.  Beautiful home cooked food is served in the homely surroundings of the lodge, at normal meal time intervals. Food will be provided if safaris are taking place over meal times.

• Lounge
• Boma
• Spa
• Gym
• Curio shop

Inclusive safari activities include:
• Game drives
• Bush walks
• Hippo tour / Riverbank walk
• Astronomy
• Wildlife lectures
• Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches & bush dinners
• Henna Pre-school visit: Lion Sands community project

Activities at an extra charge:
• Treehouse experiences
• Clay pigeon shooting
• Private Land Rovers
• Cultural village experience
• Hot air ballooning & helicopter rides
• Golfing
• Elephant whispers & elephant interaction

• Laundry
• Wi-Fi
• TV in main lodge
• Tours
• Transfers

One of the finest safari experiences in Africa! Enjoy close up sightings of big game as well as enjoying the other flora and fauna of Africa. The game reserve has one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa and due to using sound environmental practices, wildlife are easier to spot and feel less threatened by visitors.

The reserve runs two game drives per day – one in the early morning and one in the early evening, times when the temperature is best for animals to wander about. Game drives take place in Land Rovers with experienced and qualified guides who will provide you with information about the land and its inhabitants.

As well as game drives, the following safari activities are also available:
• Bush walks
• Riverbank walks
• Wildlife lectures
• Bush breakfasts, lunches & dinners

• Accommodation
• Three meals a day
• Tea & coffee
• Maxi bar in room (selected food & beverages)
• Laundry
• Soft drinks, local brand beers & spirits & house wines (Foreign Individual Travellers only)
• Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker
• Game drive refreshments & snacks
• Specialised inclusive safari activities (see Facilities)

• Soft drinks, local brand beers & spirits & house wines (Groups)
• Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes
• Maxi bar in room (premium food & beverages)
• Cigars & cigarettes
• All flights & transfers
• Gratuities
• Phone calls
• Curio shop purchases
• Spa treatments
• Sabi Sand entrance fees


Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is situated in the Lion Sands Game Reserve, overlooking Kruger National park. Nearby you can find the following:
• Surrounds unique flora and fauna
• Overlooking a river
• Johannesburg to Lion Sands: 5 hrs
• Skukuza Airport to Lion Sands:25 mins
• Phalaborwa Airport to Lion Sands: 3hrs